Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 5/15/12
Today, Ian Miller joins our team. Ian previously wrote a ProGUESTus piece about minor-league baseball, and he blogs and podcasts as one half of Productive Outs. A Punk Hit, according to the Dickson Baseball Dictionary, refers to a base hit that is softly struck but placed well.   We’re roughly 20 percent of the way through the 2012 baseball season, and I have to file a column for Wednesday. That means that it’s the perfect time to take a look at this year’s leading out-of-the-gate over- and underachievers! As of this writing, the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles hold the best record in baseball at a gaudy 24-11. That’s good enough for a .686 winning percentage. No one guessed the Dodgers would be this good. In fact, only two of the 27 luminaries here at Baseball Prospectus thought the Dodgers would even win the NL West. (Premature congratulations to Bradley Ankrom and R.J. Anderson!) In fact, they’re the only team in the NL West with a positive run differential, scoring a c...
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